In this lesson you will

  • #1 “Welcome to School” – sing echoes
  • #79 “Button Factory” – review
  • Fruit Rhythm video #1
  • Storybook: read any Sleeping Beauty book or the story from the version in supporting resources
  • #80 “Pretty Princess”
  • #81 “Cheer for 100! “

Review:

  • #76 “Who Has the Pencil”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing alone and with others.
  • I can move to the beat.
  • I can echo fruit rhythms.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to School

1 Sing the echoes in #1 "Welcome to School"

Sing the echoes in #1 "Welcome to School".

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Song Used: Button Factory

2 Review #79 “Button Factory” and move to the chant

Review the chant and the movements.

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3 Echo fruit rhythms!

If you are learning at home, create your own rhythms with fruit or vegetables and say or play them!

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Song Used: Pretty Princess

4 Learn to sing the song #80 "Pretty Princess"

Play a verse. Then pause and sing it back.

Option 1: Read the story to students and have them sing the verses.
If you have the storybook "Sleeping Beauty", read the story.
Pause at the places in the story and sing the verses.
A pdf of the story is provided in the Supporting Resources above.

Option 2: Watch the story video below and sing all the verses as they occur in the story.

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5 Option 2: Watch the video of Sleeping Beauty with the students and sing the verses.

Watch the video of the Sleeping Beauty story.

Sing along with the verses of the song at the appropriate spot in the story.

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Song Used: Cheer for 100!

6 Learn a song for 100 Day celebration: #81 "Cheer for 100"

This is an echo song. Sing the echoes.

As part of a 100 day celebration, have the students make pompoms with 100 strips of paper. (Cut 10 pieces of tissue paper into strips; you then have groups of 10. The students count out 10 groups of 10.) Use the pompoms as part of the performance of the song.

Use the movement suggestions given, or create your own choreography.

Ask the students to identify the purpose of the song. (celebrate 100 day)

Movement Suggestions:
10 20 30 40 50 or more, (echo)
(pompoms left left, right right at a low level)

Days of school and we’re keeping score (echo)
(pompoms left left, right right at a medium level - waist high)

60 70 80 90 100 is here (echo)
(pompoms left left, right right at a high level)

100 days of school let’s all give a cheer! (echo)
(shake pompoms low to high (low 2x, middle 2x, shoulder 2x, high 2x)

Cheer for 100! Cheer for 100! (echo)
(shake pompoms up up, down down, 4x)

Cheer ‘cause 100 day is here! (echo)
(make a V with arms and shake 8x in the V shape)

Cheer for 100! Cheer for 100! (echo)
(shake pompoms up up, down down, 4x)

Cheer ‘cause 100 day is here! (echo)
(make a V with arms and shake 8x in the V shape, freeze at the end)

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Song Used: Who Has the Pencil?

7 Review #76 “Who Has the Pencil”

Listen to the video.

Play the video again and sing along.

Adapt the Game for Zoom: Teacher chooses a guesser who closes eyes.
Then teacher choose someone to sing "I have the pencil".
The teacher sings the question, the soloist answers and the guesser guesses.
Choose guesser 2, and soloist to sing " I have the book". (Teacher sings question, soloist answers.)
Choose guesser 3, and soloist to sing "I have the ruler". (Teacher sings question, soloist answers.)

In-Person: Choose 1 guesser for all 3 items, or choose 3 guessers.
If allowed, sing. If not allowed, say the words instead.

When singing is allowed, this is a good activity for assessing pitch matching.

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8 Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”

Sing and move to “Skinnamarink”.

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